THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4347: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings - Part I • #Nonverbal #Emotional #Intelligence #KavanaughHearings #ChristineBlaseyFord #BrettKavanaugh #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage
1/ In case you hadn't heard, on Wednesday 27 September 2018, both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
2/ This hearing could supply a year's worth of nonverbal teaching examples and it would close to impossible to analyze the entire event in one session. Thus, what follows is the first of several analyses of this historic exchange.
3/ Many times during his testimony, Brett Kavanaugh dramatically sniffed. No doubt some of his sniffings were secondary to his tears. Possibly a portion of his sniffing was associated with allergies, perhaps a case of post-nasal drip, or maybe a side effect of medications.
4/ Yet, without a doubt, a large fraction of his sniffing was not associated with any of these aforementioned etiologies - but was behavioral.
5/ One such example of this atypical sniffing can be seen during the above video, in Brett Kavanaugh's exchange with Senator Dianne Feinstein.
6/ Beginning at 3:22, Senator Feinstein continues, "And, and what you're saying, if, if I understand it, is that the allegations by Dr. Ford, Ms. Ramirez, and Ms. Svetnick [sic] - Ω Swetnick, um, are - are wrong."
7/ During 3:31, just after Senator Feinstein mispronounces Ms. Swetnick's name (notated by a Ω symbol) and then, continuing during her re-pronunciation, Brett Kavanaugh displays one of these dramatic sniffing moments.
8/ But this is no simple sniff, rather it's a classic and very pronounced disgust display camouflaged by sniffing.

Although this behavior can be fully conscious, it usually is subconsciously driven or a phenomenon occurring at the edge-of-consciousness.
9/ Because it is disguised as a normal and common physiologic behavior, such disgust-sniffing is analogous to flipping someone your middle finger directly in front of their face. It's hate hiding in plain sight.
10/ SUMMARY: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh projected numerous disgust displays throughout today's hearing - cloaked in sniffing. In the example shown here, it's clear that he holds a particularly high level of disgust toward Julie Swetnick.

continued ...
11/ Judge Kavanaugh's need for such a strong and frequent emotional display was one of his several behaviors highly correlative with Impulse Control Disorder.

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